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I had my intake appt Dec. 5th and had surgery April 12. I am 52, a new empty nester with my husband, am a nurse and a mother of 3, and decided it was time to take this step for my health. I had lost weight many times previously with Weight Watchers and Overeaters Anonymous. One time I added up all my weight loss. It was 492 pounds! I could have hugged my surgeon when he pointed out what a sign of determination that was. I feel I have been addressing my obesity in layers. That is kind of fitting because I became obese in layers also. Not all at once. Through Weight Watchers and OA, I learned a lot about cooking, nutrition, and addiction and recovery. In 2010, I began therapy to address emotional eating. In 2016 I had a sleep study and had wonderful relief from fatigue with a CPAP. My newfound energy level from having adequate sleep allowed me to establish a regular exercise pattern. I feel my surgery prep was fine tuning and education that has helped me hit the ground running post op. Tuesday will be my 2 month mark post op. I am down 52.5 pounds, 3 sizes, and feel head and shoulders better than I have in years. I could do physically active things at my higher weight but it really took a toll. Now I can do physically active things throughout the day without feeling wiped out. No more pain in my hips, low back, and knees. My systollic blood pressure dropped from the mid 120's to the mid teens. Can't wait to see my A1c at the 6 month mark. That had been at the upper end of normal. If cholesterol comes down or HDL goes up, that will be the frosting on the cake... Ideally I would like to get to a BMI just under 25, so that would be 150 pounds for me. However,I I have photos from when I was 165-170 pounds, and that would be a win in my book as well. For activity, I enjoy walking, biking, and swimming. I can't say yet that I "enjoy" weight training, but I do it once or twice a week. I went to a yoga class for the first time in a few years today. My husband and I hope to hit the golf course soon one of these days. And I look forward to trying paddle boarding this summer. If anyone has experience with paddle boarding, I would love any and all advice! I am glad to have discovered this forum and look forward to getting to know you all!

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Welcome! It sounds like you are well on your way. The community is very friendly and supportive. I look forward to seeing your input in the forums! Congrats on your excellent success so far!

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Welcome @ Lyngolean. Certainly hope,this successful story goes on, please update us as you progress.

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